Kona Process 165 modifications

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Kona Process 165 modifications
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Posted: Sep 1, 2019 at 16:46 Quote
What would the issue be with running a 205x60 shock on a 165?

Posted: Sep 1, 2019 at 21:43 Quote
dr-fishy-noooo wrote:
What would the issue be with running a 205x60 shock on a 165?

If the stock shock is 205 mm × 65 mm (I haven't confirmed, just taking the word of others in this thread), there's there's no harm in it, you'll just have a little less travel and very slightly higher ride height.

Posted: Oct 1, 2019 at 11:33 Quote
Late answer but I have changed the following:
-Guide RS brakes
-Stans Flow laced to Hope hubs
-RaceFace bars
-X01 shifter
-11-speed
-Super deluxe RCT
-XX1 cranks

And the sticker on the frame clearly says ”shock stroke 205x60”

Posted: Oct 3, 2019 at 19:57 Quote
I’ve got a 2018 165 with Code RSCs, chromag sweat and cockpit, weareone outliers laced to hope pro4s, all the oneup goodies. Beast of a bike.

Posted: Nov 4, 2019 at 5:31 Quote
Fpalm wrote:
And the sticker on the frame clearly says ”shock stroke 205x60”
Meant to clear this up a while ago, but we're technically both right. The frame says 205x60, but the shock is a 205x65.


Anyway, I'm thinking about going full blown mini DH with it. Boxxer set to 180mm, 7speed derailleur/cassette. Still considering an air shock (super deluxe ultimate vs float x2).

Posted: Nov 4, 2019 at 21:11 Quote
aaronofGROOVE wrote:
Fpalm wrote:
And the sticker on the frame clearly says ”shock stroke 205x60”
Anyway, I'm thinking about going full blown mini DH with it. Boxxer set to 180mm, 7speed derailleur/cassette. Still considering an air shock (super deluxe ultimate vs float x2).

Stinky 165!
I recall seeing on the Kona FB page a 'Dream Build' where they had two forks (single crown & dual crown). Ultimately thats what I want to do.

I recently purchased a DVO air shock, havent had a chance to ride with it yet.

Posted: Nov 4, 2019 at 21:23 Quote
dr-fishy-noooo wrote:
I recall seeing on the Kona FB page a 'Dream Build' where they had two forks (single crown & dual crown). Ultimately thats what I want to do.

How about something like the MRP Bartlett and just have one fork? Same weight as a Boxxer, but the travel range is 170 mm - 190 mm.

Posted: Nov 5, 2019 at 11:23 Quote
I'm torn on what I want to do. Either way I'll be going with a 180mm fork and an air shock.

-180mm Boxxer/Super Deluxe Ultimate
vs.
-180mm Float 36/Float X2

The Boxxer option would look similar to this
https://www.instagram.com/p/B3WOAO-HEvV/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

Posted: Nov 6, 2019 at 4:24 Quote
aaronofGROOVE wrote:
Fpalm wrote:
And the sticker on the frame clearly says ”shock stroke 205x60”
Meant to clear this up a while ago, but we're technically both right. The frame says 205x60, but the shock is a 205x65.


Anyway, I'm thinking about going full blown mini DH with it. Boxxer set to 180mm, 7speed derailleur/cassette. Still considering an air shock (super deluxe ultimate vs float x2).

Yes you're right! But my frame also says: "rear travel: 1653 mm", so I guess they've had some problems with the stickers Big Grin

Posted: Jan 17, 2020 at 9:26 Quote
2018 165
-chromag bza carbon bars 35mm clamp 800mm
-crankbrothers stamp 1 pedals
-2019 fox factory 36
-sensus dissisdaboss grips
-wolftooth dropper lever (bc i broke the shit out of the ks)
-charge spoon saddle
-dakine hot laps gripper
-lots of pink...just for the hell of it

Posted: Jan 17, 2020 at 11:35 Quote
Ordered everything for the "Operator 165" project (and rebuild my wheels)

Boxxer Select + 180mm air spring
GX DH cassette
GX DH shifter
GX DH derailleur
Deity Intake stem
Deity Tibia post
DT Swiss 350 front hub for DH boost spacing Madder
Stans Flow EX rims

Posted: Jan 19, 2020 at 1:11 Quote
aaronofGROOVE wrote:
Ordered everything for the "Operator 165" project (and rebuild my wheels)

Boxxer Select + 180mm air spring
GX DH cassette
GX DH shifter
GX DH derailleur
Deity Intake stem
Deity Tibia post
DT Swiss 350 front hub for DH boost spacing Madder
Stans Flow EX rims

Going dual crown? Frikkin awesome. I really want to get a dual crown for my 165 when I can afford it.

Posted: Jan 22, 2020 at 18:38 Quote
R-M-R wrote:
dr-fishy-noooo wrote:
I recall seeing on the Kona FB page a 'Dream Build' where they had two forks (single crown & dual crown). Ultimately thats what I want to do.

How about something like the MRP Bartlett and just have one fork? Same weight as a Boxxer, but the travel range is 170 mm - 190 mm.

I just did that with my 2018 YT Capa CF Race Pro 29er. On cool thing about this fork is that I can keep the same front wheel and not have to use a 15 to 20mm axle adapter because the Bartlett is specified to use a 15x110 axle!
I think the 165 would look sick with it.

Posted: Jan 22, 2020 at 20:19 Quote
Staktup wrote:
I just did that with my 2018 YT Capa CF Race Pro 29er. On cool thing about this fork is that I can keep the same front wheel and not have to use a 15 to 20mm axle adapter because the Bartlett is specified to use a 15x110 axle!
I think the 165 would look sick with it.

Nice. And how's the Bartlett working out?

I've had a Ribbon Air & Coil; like the damper, but they were plagued by friction that caused them to bind. Just had the new, low-friction bushings installed. Haven't tried them yet; others are saying it makes quite a difference. Keep it in mind if your Bartlett sometimes feels great and sometimes feels harsh.

Posted: Jan 23, 2020 at 5:18 Quote
It’s winter and snow covered here, so I’ve been riding my Bucksaw. Will test the Bartlett in the spring; thanks for the info!


 
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